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About Zhikun Hou

It has been a great pleasure to teach at WPI, a school with motivated students from all over the world. I am teaching engineering mechanics related course such as ES2501 (Statics), ES2502 (Stress Anaylsis), ES2503 (Dynamics), ES3011 (Control Engineering), ME4506 (Vibrations), ME4512 (Finite Elements) at the undergraduate level and ME522 and ME593V (Mechanical Vibrations), ME593M (Numerical Methods for Engineers), ME527 (Advanced Dynamics), and ME531 (Elasticity Theory) at the graduate level. I share the happiness when the students can apply the learned knowledge in their projects and research. I understand the frustration when the students suffer in the learning process and always try my best to help. I like to challenge my students to their maximum ability. I would like to make sure that my students can get their needed apples on a tree but they must jump. I view the teaching is a control process and welcome questions from my students for the valuable feedback.


Present Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Contact Information

Office: Higgins Laboratories, 209
Phone: +1-508-831-5705
Fax: +1-508-831-5680